February 26, 2013 - by Mediacaster
Pace Enables MTS to Deliver New Services, Increase Data Bandwidth
Pace (LSE: PIC), a leading global developer of advanced technologies for service providers, today announced a partnership with MTS Inc. (MTS), Manitoba’s leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers, to deliver new services and increase ‘Rate & Reach’ with the Pace 5168N Bonded VDSL2/ADSL+ Residential Gateway.
The Pace 5168N offers best in class in-home 802.11N wireless throughput to enable today’s most popular consumer connected devices. Increased service area coverage, speed improvements and ease of installation are all key benefits that Pace residential gateways deliver to service providers and their customers.
“The Pace 5168N gateway helps us deliver Internet speeds of up to 250 Mbps on the MTS FiON Network and will be used to deliver speeds of up to 50 Mbps over our VDSL2 network,” said Stan Kurtas, Vice President of Marketing, MTS. “We can further expand our broadband service coverage and provide better in-home wireless networking performance thanks to our partnership with Pace.”
“Pace is continuing its long history of partnering with MTS to offer industry leading product innovation and service enhancements that ultimately improve the subscriber experience,” said Tim O'Loughlin, President, Pace Americas. “We are very fortunate to have been selected by MTS to deploy this state-of-the-art new product that provides greater reach, faster broadband speeds and added value for their subscribers.”
Deployed and available since late 2012, the 5168N product is the next evolution of the 3801 Residential Gateway and continues as the industry standard for IP video, data, and voice delivery for telecommunications providers.
Pace (LSE: PIC) creates technologies, software, hardware and services for the broadcast and broadband industries. Pace solutions empower cable, telco and satellite operators to simply and cost-effectively innovate at the speed they want, in the way they want for their subscribers. Pace has built up its experience and expertise over 30 years and this is recognized by a customer base of over 160 operators around the globe.
Headquartered in the UK, Pace operates in markets across the world, and employs around 2300 people in locations that also include the USA, France, India and China. For further information, visit: www.pace.com
About MTS Inc. (MTS)
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba. The company’s suite of products and services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions. A technology leader, MTS operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks, and is investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over 20 Manitoba communities. MTS’s momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With more than 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS’s products and services, visit www.mts.ca.